News - Auto-Enrolment: common non-compliance issues revealed

8th April 2014

Most incidents of auto-enrolment non-compliance are down to a lack of employer preparation or poor staff engagement, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed.

The revelation was made following the response by TPR recently to a Freedom of Information request regarding its investigations into the level of compliance around auto-enrolment.

The FOI, made by Payroll World, revealed there have so far been 209 breaches of the workplace pension’s reform, since the legislation was introduced.

A TPR spokeswoman explained that the regulator was intending to publish further information on its compliance work in the AE commentary and analysis 2014 report, due to be published in the summer.

Speaking to Payroll World, she said: “The majority of compliance challenges have related to employer readiness, failure to register and providing information to workers.

“Employers can avoid compliance risks by ensuring they start planning for automatic enrolment in good time.

“They should ensure all their staff data is up to date and accurate, approach pensions and software providers sooner rather than later and test their systems beforehand.

“Employers must also ensure they complete registration with The Pensions Regulator on time.”

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